Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Google Boots Fraudware Apps from Android Market

InformationWeek: Google has ejected several apps from the Android Market because they contained variations of the RuFraud malware. When installed on a users’ phone, RuFraud sends text messages to premium numbers, racking up unexpected charges for users and earning money for those who own the numbers.

The malicious apps looked like free versions of popular games, including Angry Birds. Security experts say more than 14,000 people downloaded the malware before it was removed.

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